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Souin Gyokusai seyo!/Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths Shigeru Mizuki is the preeminent figure of Gekiga manga and one of the most famous working cartoonists in Japan today–a true living legend. Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths is his first book to be translated into English and is a semiautobiographical account of the desperate final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of WorldWar II. The soldiers are told that they must go into battle and die for the honor of their country, with certain execution facing them if they return alive. Mizuki was a soldier himself (he was severely injured and lost an arm) and uses his experiences to convey the devastating consequences and moral depravity of the war. Mizuki's list of accolades and achievements is long and detailed. In Japan, the life of Mizuki and his wife has been made into an extremely popular television drama that airs daily. Mizuki is the recipient of many awards, including the Best AlbumAward for his book NonNonBa (to be published in 2012 by D+Q) and the Heritage Essential Award for Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Special Award, the Kyokujitsu Sho Decoration, the Shiju Hosho Decoration, and the Kodansha Manga Award. His hometown of Sakaiminato honored him with Shigeru Mizuki Road―a street decorated with bronze statues of his Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro characters―and the Shigeru Mizuki International Cultural Center. Read: Here | Buy: Here Suggest a Hidden Gem for next month here. Club Stuff: Our Discord Server Suggestions & Ideas | Suggest a Manga to be Featured Manga Lists: Manga Awards | 21st Century Manga | 1990s & Earlier Manga One Shots & Short Series | Game-Based Manga | Manhwa & Manhua Members' Recommendations (this will eventually be merged with the other threads above) Discussions: - "Recommend me Something!" - Current Series You Are Enjoying/Obsessed With - What was your latest, greatest "hidden" manga find? - Favorite manga - cover edition! - Favorite lesser known mangaka - Genre Defining Works - Manga Collection Pictures - Manga Resources and Other Interesting Links - Past Hidden Gem Covers

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Poll: Vote for November 2018's Hidden Gem of Manga
Brand - Oct 18
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Sticky: Suggest a Hidden Gem of the Month!
Brand - May 2, 2017
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Oct 5, 4:42 PM
September 2018 - Souin Gyokusai seyo! [Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths]
Brand - Sep 3
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Sep 4, 7:45 AM
Poll: Pick June 2018's Hidden Gem
Brand - May 17
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May 2018 - Kubikiri Asa
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Brand | Sep 4, 6:44 AM
I updated with September's hidden gem Souin Gyokusai seyo!/Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths.

KenshiroRules | Aug 23, 12:53 AM
Hello everyone! Just wanted to say hello! Hopefully MAL will be fully operational soon!

Huss | May 17, 7:37 PM

Brand | May 2, 7:55 AM
New hidden gem is up.

Huss | Apr 17, 11:13 AM

Brand | Apr 17, 6:49 AM
Vote for May's Hidden Gem.

Brand | Mar 20, 6:34 PM
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Brand | Mar 1, 12:23 PM
Bokkou is this month's hidden gem!

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